Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    78,351,088
  • Date Added:
    July 31, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,403
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download.

Editors' Review

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Download Accelerator Plus makes downloading all kinds of files more convenient than ever by increasing speed and cutting out unnecessary steps. The base program offers a nice set of features, and there are also multiple add-ons you can install to customize the program to suit your specific needs and usage patterns.

Pros

Add-on options: There are all kinds of programs you can include in your Download Accelerator package to tailor it to your needs. These include a Link Checker, which identifies invalid or expired download links, as well as a File Shredder, ZIP Preview, and Multi Anti-Virus Security program.

Clear interface: Even novice users should have no trouble finding their way around this program's interface. There are clearly labeled buttons across the top of the screen that provide access to all of the program's features, and instructions for carrying out various processes are clear enough.

Cons

Crashes: The program did crash multiple times during testing when we were trying to download files. On both occasions, the app stopped working as soon as we started a download from YouTube, and the only way to resolve the problem was to close the program and then reopen it.

Automatic add-ons: Quite a few of the items listed as add-ons were automatically installed with the base program. However, if you don't want any of the add-ons that seem to come with the program, you can remove them quickly through the Add-Ons Manager.

Bottom Line

Download Accelerator Plus can be a good tool if you download a lot of items on a regular basis. It offers a lot of useful features, although it would be nice if its performance was a bit more predictable. This is a free program, although there are some limits to the amount of things you can do in certain situations. There is a Pro version with no limits available for $39.95.

 
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1 stars

"STICKY AS **** BROWSER HIJACK MALWARE"

October 12, 2014  |  By JustinMurray777

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6

Pros

None so far

Cons

Won't unistall, hijacks browser and worst of all speedBit video accelerator tried to install a virus.

Summary

SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM CNET!

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1 stars

"ABSOLUTE TRASH"

May 05, 2014  |  By hlee2139

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

Pros

this program is a big disappointment!!!!!!!

Cons

hijacks your browser home page and search. very difficult to get rid of. I had to do a regedit to find and delete this crapware. Unforttunatly I was going on their previous rep and bought the darn thing. I used this before and it did not have this malware, the must have hire some unsavory ppl.

Summary

this is not the same dap that used to be an excellent program. It is now just a malware and totally unusable.I would give it .ooo1 stars, really.you have been warned , do what you want.

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1 stars

"MALICIOUS AND PERFORMS NONE OF THE SAID FUNCTIONS"

April 11, 2014  |  By kkkylesantana

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

Pros

NOTHING GOOD TO SAY

Cons

PLEASE DO NOT GET THIS SOFTWARE IT IS FALSE IN ITS DISCRIPTION AND CAUSES MORE PROBLEM THAN IT WAS SUPPOSE TO SOLVE !! MALWARE SO BEWARE

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1 stars

"horrible--unstable and FULL OF MALWARE"

March 29, 2014  |  By ccwhart

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

Pros

It COULD be a fantastic program I would be happy to pay money for if it weren't so unstable and so aggressive and sneaky about trying to infect your computer with malware.

Cons

Installing this program is like walking through a minefield of sneaky, clever traps designed to trick you into installing malware. If the program at least worked, it might be worth it, but I found it very unstable. It was almost impossible to download anything because for no apparent reason, the download would abort. You might think that because I was still logged in to the site I was downloading from, it would resume automatically or at least with the click of a button (there is a Resume button), but NO, instead I am asked again, and again, and again, and again for the username and password of the site that is already open--and it STILL will not resume the download. The window asking for the username and password WILL NOT go away. Even killing it with the task manager didn't work. Several times it froze my computer and I had to hit the power button. And even if the download does resume, it resumes from the start--even if it's 99% complete, you still have to start from the beginning!

Summary

Stay away. Too bad they didn't put the effort it must have taken to create all the sneaky malware tricks into creating a stable, usable, malware-free program instead. I'd pay money for that. Instead, I don't even want this piece of you-know-what for free.

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1 stars

"Virus, maleware... you name it!"

March 16, 2014  |  By Jeremyja

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

Pros

You can learn some life lessons with it. For example, it teaches you how greedy people can be.

Cons

It deleted all my Google Chrome extensions and preferences and Chrome started to crash constantly. I can't open Firefox after installing this software, too. What should I do??

Comodo said it's maleware, but I ignored it! I wasn't able to install it until I checked box to use them as homepage and default search engine. So, it's not an option - it's a must!

But I don't even care about that right now, because loosing everything in Chrome and not being able to even open Firefox (where, I can only assume, all settings and extensions are removed too) is a much bigger problem.

I am not computer newbie, rather tech savvy. Download Accelerator Plus is the worst maleware I ever came across in my 10+ years experience. It is underestimation to call this software adware, it is much worse than that! I can't believe that this piece of junk is not only listed on CNET, but even has a very positive rating from CNET editors.

Summary

All I want is to fix problems that DAP caused, so if someone had similar problems and was able to solve them I would appreciate the help.

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5 stars

"BEST DOWNLOADER EVER"

January 24, 2014  |  By team_cenation

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.7

Pros

its really speedy

Cons

sometimes unable to resume paused downloads after 1 day.

Summary

first off all let me explain this.. for those who are saying and moaning saying that this downloader hijacked their browser's homepage. but let be honest while installing this downloader u with your concent allowed it to set its page as ur browsers home page. while installing it u did not uncheck one option saying that " set speedbit as your browser's homepage" thats it. so dont spread the news saying that its malware. its a great downloader.

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1 stars

"It is a malware. Avoid it."

January 06, 2014  |  By Ahmad8888

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.7

Pros

It is ok as a program.

Cons

Everything else. It is a malware (virus) that attaches to your browser. Need to search the internet to find a solution how to remove it and then uninstall, boot,... and hope it goes away. Very nasty piece of junk that wastes many hours of your time.

Summary

Write reviews about this piece of junk so other people donot become a victim of these people.

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1 stars

"Malware - simple"

December 01, 2013  |  By ArchPrime

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.7

Pros

Seems to accelerate downloads - but not worth the extra 'price' it exacts from unwary users

Cons

It hijacks your browsers as previous reviewer said.
The feedback and help etc links all simply open the same read only word document containing the same ad. No interaction at all with any kind of support desk.

Summary

A scam. avoid

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1 stars

"Browser Hijacker"

November 29, 2013  |  By alanrc1234

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.7

Pros

It did accelerate my downloads. What a shame that it didn't just do that.

Cons

It hijacked my browser, installing a "Speedbit search engine" and changing many of my browser settings.(I use Google Chrome) I tried re-setting all my browser settings, but Speedbit re-inserted itself on the next reboot, again WITHOUT ASKING FOR PERMISSION!! It acts like malware.

Summary

I can't believe I PAID for this software and it hijacked my computer.

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1 stars

"This program is not good."

November 27, 2013  |  By CoreyGarrett

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.6

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

This thing hijacks your web browser, settings, etc. It is basically adware.

Summary

Do not use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.6
Version 10.0.6:
  • Update to DAP's Chrome extension
  • New - Bandwidth Control for individual files.
  • Improved Bandwidth Control implementation - better "delay" calculation and more frequent "fine tuning" checks.
  • New "Auto Resume" feature - DAP will automatically resume downloads that stopped due to a broken internet connection.
  • New Download and Convert Video - Easily.
  • download and convert Videos from our browser.
  • Some general bug fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date July 21, 2014
Date Added July 31, 2014
Version 10.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name dap10_cnet_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,351,088
Downloads Last Week 3,403
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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